Yarn shows autumn

Great shows to visit this autumn!

Wherever you are in the country, we’ve found an autumn show near you. Check out our list of crafty happenings and add the dates to your calendar!

2nd September 2016

What's your diary looking like for the autumn season? Don't worry if it's looking a little bare, we've got a whole host of yarntastic shows for you to visit over the next few months.



24th-25th September

Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UD

Yarndale is a fibre-packed festival held over two days in Skipton's Auction Mart. More than 180 fantastic exhibitors will come together to create a woolly paradise for over 7,000 visitors.

For more information about Yarndale, including ticket prices, click here.

Loch Ness Knit Festival

Loch Ness Knit Festival

29th September - 2nd October

Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA

Visit the first ever Loch Ness Knit Festival for four days of knitting heaven in beautiful Inverness. There will be free demonstrations with 40 exhibitors showcasing their wares, plus workshops, knitting cruises, presentations and of course plenty of shopping.

For more information about the Loch Ness Knit Festival, click here.

Cheshire Fibre Festival

Cheshire Fibre Festival

1st October

Marthall Village Hall, Marthall, Cheshire, WA16 7SB.

Cheshire Fibre Festival will see five Cheshire-based fibre artists brought together, covering knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needle felting and dyeing all under one roof. The artists will provide workshops, demonstrations and an opportunity for visitors to shop. Entry is free, with ample parking, and a knit and natter area for a crafty break.

For more information about the Cheshire Fibre Festival, click here.

The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace

Ally Pally

5th - 9th October

Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY

The Knitting & Stitching Show will return to Alexandra Palace with even more workshops and inspiration than before, plus more chances to shop till you drop! There will also be drop-in knitting and crochet sessions with UK Hand Knitting’s team of experts, and all the latest yarns and products from nearly 400 retailers.

For more information about the Knitting & Stitching Show, plus a fab discount code, click here.

West Wales Wool Show

West Wales Wool Show

8th October

Narberth, Pembrokeshire, The Queen’s Hall and Plas Hyfryd Hotel, SA67 7AS

Celebrating all things woolly, the West Wales Wool Show will support local wool producers and small craft businesses. Demonstrations will run throughout the day, with stallholders sharing their skills and knowledge with visitors. Don’t miss amazing yarns, fibres, workshops and more. Plus, free entry!

For more information about the West Wales Wool Show, click here.

Kendal Wool Gathering

Kendal Wool Gathering

29th – 30th October

K Village, The Lakes Outlet, 1 Riverside Place, Lound Road, Kendal, LA9 7FH

Returning for its fourth year, Kendal Wool Gathering will bring a mix of demonstrations, fun yarn-related activities and displays, all to celebrate the fibre at the heart of the town. There will be woolly events taking place throughout Kendal, including livestock, walks and talks.

For more information about Kendal Wool Gathering, click here.

Stitch Fest South West

Stitch Fest South West

5th – 6th November

Totnes Civic Hall, Totnes, Devon

New to the south west, Stitch Fest will showcase some of the UK’s best independent makers, dyers, spinners and designers. Take part in workshops, talks, and yarn-related happiness – all brought to you by Totnes’ contemporary craft shop Social Fabric.

For more information about Stitch Fest South West, click here.

Let us know which shows you're attending this autumn or if we've missed out any near you on Facebook or Twitter!

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